It’s been four years since we last saw Kate Beckinsale appear as fan favorite vampire Selene, in the Underworld franchise. With the recent announcement that Selene will be returning for a sixth film, and that the sequel is currently in development, one can assume that the studio and the creative team have a great deal of faith in Blood Wars. Today, multiple pictures were released online, teasing the great amount of pain Selene is going to be experiencing in this epic blockbuster. You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Kate Beckinsale recently caught up with Empire magazine, and in a new interview, she went into detail on the amount of weariness and turmoil we’ll find her character in, in the new film. She states:
“She’s always been really passionate, but now, in a way, she doesn’t really give a shit.”
“In Blood Wars, Selene is at a really low ebb, you see a different side to her. [Her one-time mentor] Viktor has emerged as a traitor. [Her lover] Michael has disappeared. She’s had a baby that she didn’t know about.”
So it sounds like this isn’t going to be the Underworld film that differentiates from the pack by being light and fun. This is still very much going to be an intense and brutal adventure story.